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A Handy Interactive Class For Teaching Introductory Cell Biology

Hande, Shyamala and Hande, Manjunatha (2009) A Handy Interactive Class For Teaching Introductory Cell Biology. The Journal of Effective Te aching,, 9 (1). pp. 48-53.

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Abstract

In this paper we share the experience of an interactive method of teaching that involves every student in the learning process in the classroom. We describe an interactive class conducted over a two year period for premed ical students. The process involved three stages namely a study session, a test-yourself session and a review session. Through stu- dent feedback we have found that 96% of the students approved the method and found it highly useful. The method has been found to have advantages like uniform reach of con- tent, opportunities for group learning, and involve ment of visual aids as teaching-learning method and enhances interest among teachers and learners. By creating a lively learning environment in the classroom, student involvement in the educational process is in- creased. By increasing students’ involvement, academic performance is improved. In ad- dition, by actively involving the students in the educational process, students may recog- nize and accept their responsibility for lifelong learning and continued professional de- velopment (Cross 1987)

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Premedical; Interactive;Cell biology; Teaching and learning
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2013 04:34
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2013 04:48
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136589

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